italianjohn (2892) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 5, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour with a big fizzy dark tan head and light oily lacing ..... Aroma of roasted and chocolate malts, dark chocolate, licorice and citrusy hop oils ..... Taste is of citrusy hop oils, licorice, tar/tobacco, roasted and chocolatey malts .... Has a big bitter dry hop bite ... Finish has a big lingering citrusy dry hop to it and roasted chocolate .... Mouthfeel is very oily and slick ... Very black IPA-ish ... Good stuff
NikkTwist (2715) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 1, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Moriartys. Opaque black pour with a generous dense tan head. Rows of thick lace. Feels big and full but not overpowering. Quite nice. Unforced notes of dark chocolate, cold coffee, charcoal, black pepper, liquorice, browned stone fruit and berries. Darkly sweet. Molasses. Blackberry cordials. Tobacco. Blood oranges. Solid mix of flavors. Well balanced. Refined and understated. Impressive.
gripweed57 (1365) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - JAN 30, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle. Opaque black pour topped by a dense rocky tan head and big clinging lace. Aroma has loads of dark roasted malt, tar and smoked brisket. Flavor is subtle, with dark coffee, smoked meat and espresso beans coming to mind. This is a truly amazing brew. Best served at about 55-60 degrees and sipped slowly. It is deceptively subtle and delicious. The 9% ABV is well hidden and makes this a brew to be really careful with. Enjoy and experience.
BeerdedDave (1351) - Beckley, USA - NOV 24, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
black with a thick tan head; roasted malt and citrusy hop aroma; nice, roasted malt base; a big citrusy hop and roasted malt finish; a really big, hopped up Imperial Stout
Frank (4007) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 30, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
This is black w/ a great big head. It’s fruity w/ a bunch of autolyzed yeast character. It’s got a nice cherry-like fruit character but is a bit overly bitter and oxidized. This is decent but kind of harsh.
gregwilsonstl (2111) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 10, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark black like oil. Thick khaki head. Smells like an ipa. Thick chocolate. Several layers, it starts off like a stout and finishes like a thick black ipa. Hoppy finish for a stout....works well though. I dig it.
Tessic (1036) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 18, 2015
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This imp stout poured a deep black colour with a nice big creamy brown head. Scents include smoke, wieners and a little cocoa. First swig was bursting with flavours of burnt malt, molasses, and a little camphor. Finish is smoking roasty with a nice light hop.
mR_fr0g (9266) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at The Cad’s 10 year get together. Thanks to Colin. Dark black coloured pour with a fading light tan head. Aroma is dark malts, liquorice, nutty, some hot alcohol. Little soapy harasser on the nose as well. Flavour is composed of caramel, dark choc, some smoked malts, back, liquorice and dry finish. Palate is medium full bodied, smooth on the tongue and moderate carbonation. Light pine hop in the background.
shrubber85 (10675) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - AUG 3, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Wood smoke, coffee, dark chocolate malt and hay aroma. Oil black with large tan head. Sweet raisin, coffee, dark chocolate malt, and lightly bitter herbal hay flavor. Smoky finish. Lighter body than expected.
Leighton (18527) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared during the Cad’s 10th anniversary bash - Clerkenwell, London. Thanks to Cloin. Pours rich black with a foamy mocha topping. The nose holds dried dark frutis and burnt grains. Medium sweet flavor with lightly tangy dark fruits, licorice, pine, dark bread and cocoa. Full bodied with fine carbonation and creamy texture. Lightly warming to finish with more dark fruit, burnt marshmallow, chocolate, scorched earth bitterness. Nice impy stout.